As spring is quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting your lawn and landscaping ready! Over the winter, there tends to be a lot of deterioration of properties as the Midwest can have some harsh winter days. I have a few helpful tips to get your yard and landscaping up to tip-top shape as everything begins to bloom and turn green!
The first step is to dethatch your yard. This means getting rid of all the dead, loose grass and leaves and picking up dead branches or any plants that didn’t survive through the winter. If you want to make the investment in a leaf blower, it’ll save you the time and effort it takes to rake. An all-around yard clean up is definitely the best start to making your lawn look beautiful – just make sure to follow your local laws on how to dispose of yard waste.
The next step to having the best looking yard on the block is completing a thorough aeration. This can be done professionally by a local lawn and landscaping company, or you can run down to the local hardware store and find a tool to do it on your own. The aeration process consists of pulling cork-size plugs out of the lawn. This allows air, moisture, and fertilizers direct access to the soil while giving roots room to spread out.
Weeding and Seeding
Your next steps are relatively easy: weeding and seeding. Walking through your yard and extracting any weeds or crabgrass is important. As spring comes around, weeds can be very invasive and spread throughout your yard, so you’ll want to stop them before they become a serious problem. Once you’ve weeded, it’s time to seed. . . and then seed some more! Overseeding in early spring is a great way to have a healthy yard full of luscious, green grass. Make sure to hit all of those burnt and bare spots.
Lastly, it’s an easy step to forget, but you should check that all your equipment is up-to-date. When the grass is green and growing, the last thing you want to happen is have your mower or other lawn tools not working properly when you need them the most!
I hope this information was helpful as you begin spring preparations! If you have any questions or would like a recommendation on a local lawn and landscaping company, feel free to contact me!
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If you enjoyed this article, learn more about preparing your home’s exterior for spring here or satisfy your spring cleaning with this Deep Cleaning Checklist.